Karl Rove Gets It Wrong, Thinks Joe Biden Is Worse Than Dick Cheney

Once again, Rove has his "facts" wrong.
In a recent interview, Joe Biden recounted how he told President-elect Obama that as vice president, he would like to be involved "in every important decision you'll make, every critical decision, economic and political as well as foreign policy."

Yesterday, on Fox News, Karl Rove attacked Biden for asking to be involved in executive decisions, insinuating that Biden was requesting a far greater executive role than even Vice President Cheney. "That's a pretty expansive view...and a pretty large demand," he said. "I know for a fact" that "Dick Cheney never asked that of George W. Bush," Rove added.

ROVE: You know what's amazing to me? I would never believe that Vice President Cheney,I know for fact certain he never asked President Bush, Governor Bush at the time in 2000 for the kind of commitment that Senator Biden apparently asked of Senator Obama, that you know, I, the vice president, have to be in the room at every major decision you make and you have to consult with me.

"And I'm confident that it's pretty extraordinary if Biden asked that of Obama," Rove said.

Satyam Khanna is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and at the Center for American Progress.
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